shanhammer said: Hey, have any other gt individuals experienced feelings of things being "not real" when really upset? What could cause that? Is there a name for it?
Absolutely! I experience this myself (and have my whole life). This is called dissociation (also known as depersonalization and derealization). I think this has less to do with being gt, and more to do with being easily overstimulated. There is a lot of overlap with that and the gifted community though, as many of us are highly sensitive introverts. I know that for me, it doesn’t only happen when I’m emotionally overwhelmed, but physcially overwhelmed. (Cacophony really gets to me.)
There isn’t anything wrong with feeling that way, btw. Everyone’s brain has a different way of dealing with stress, and that just happens to be your brain’s coping mechanism. However, I would recommend trying to develop other ways to cope rather than shutting down, and if you find yourself feeling that way all the time (rather than only when you’re upset), I would advise you to figure out how to lessen that in a healthy way.
Some things that help me get out of a dissociated moment are washing my hands, drawing on my arms, rubbing my fingers or hair, or splashing my face with cold water, as well as taking deep breaths.
I really hope this helped! Good luck. — Mod AJ
(Followers, feel free to respond with your own experiences.)
I’ve been dealing with DP for years and I still find out new things about it quite a lot. I’ve read it has to do with anxiety too. Also, a trick I found that sometimes helps me is picking a color and looking around for it, noticing everything around me that is that color, and just keep picking new colors until I feel like I’m real again. I’d be happy to talk to anyone who wants to talk about this!! It helps to know you’re not alone!
If I ever stop reblogging this, assume I’m watching the movie at that time.
Honestly. I cannot fucking stand ScarJo at this point.
But, yes, I would like to see a Black Widow movie.
But again, long before that there needs to be a STORM MOVIE.
…Not with Halle Berry.
"Chronic recurrent humiliation", a form of emotional abuse, was found in a study to be 15% more likely to create adverse effects on a child, such as leading to addictions and eating disorders.
Being called worthless or stupid, being ridiculed for the way you look, being shamed or called out in front of others for something you did or said—these are all examples of emotional abuse.
Don’t tell yourself your abuse wasn’t “as bad” as someone else’s because you weren’t physically abused or neglected. Emotional abuse is just as severe, and according to this study, is more likely to cause self-destructive behaviors and diseases.
They got some party animals working over at 5 Gum
- French Friend: well, the total cost of me going to Med school is about 406 a year -
- American Friend: THOUSAND?
- French Friend: Um, no. 406 Euro. It sounds a little high but it covers the cost of my textbooks, extra classes and most of my housing. How much is it for you?
this is my favourite version you cant stop me
THIS IS GREAT BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT WOULD IT WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY SOUNDED LIKE FROM LIKE— ELSE’A PERSPECTIVE OR SOME TINY UNNOTICEABLE FAIRY THAT MAKES NO SOUND
REMEMBER, WHEN DISNEY CHARACTERS BURST OUT INTO SONG THEY DONT HEAR THE MUSIC, JUST THEM AND WHATS HAPPENING AROUND THEM
AND THIS REALLY PUTS INTO PERSPECTIVE JUST HOW
fucking weird these assholes are i mean like seriously what the fuck
We’ve officially reached that annoying time of year where it’s sweater weather in the morning, but by midday you die from a heatstroke.
people dont blog about the princess bride enough
she doesn’t even try to walk down she just dives head first onto a fucking hill buttercup what even god i love this movie
people complain about people “faking disabilities”
you know what happens way more often than people faking disabilities?
people pretending not to be disabled so they won’t get treated like shit
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